The defamation lawsuit between E. Jean Carroll and Donald Trump has been a significant legal battle, marked by several key events.

  • June 2019: Carroll’s memoir, “What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal,” is published. In it, she accuses Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s in a New York department store dressing room.
  • June 2019: Trump publicly denies the allegations, stating he never met Carroll, dismissing her claims as “fiction.”

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  • November 2019: Carroll files a defamation lawsuit against Trump, citing his denials have harmed her reputation and career.
  • August 2020: A New York judge rejects Trump’s bid to stall the lawsuit, ruling that the case can proceed while he is in office.
  • 2020-2021: The case experiences delays due to Trump’s legal team’s attempts to dismiss the case and the complexities surrounding a sitting president’s immunity from civil lawsuits.
  • Early 2024: After a protracted legal battle, the case goes to trial. Carroll’s legal team presents evidence and arguments, focusing on the impact of Trump’s denials on Carroll’s personal and professional life.

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  • Mid 2024: A jury in the case awards Carroll over $80 million in damages. This verdict is viewed as a significant victory for Carroll and is seen as a testament to the power of the judicial system in addressing allegations of sexual misconduct, even against high-profile individuals.

This timeline of events in Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump underlines the legal and societal challenges in cases involving allegations against powerful figures. Carroll’s determination and the eventual jury verdict reflect a significant moment in the fight for justice and accountability in sexual assault cases.